Region England, Bristol
Grape Orion, Seyval Blanc, Johanniter
Style Grapefruit, Unripe orange, Fresh herbs
Approach Organic, Biodynamic
Bottle Size 75cl
Maybe the most envirnomentally friendly winery in the UK? Limeburn hill sits on a sunny slope just south of Bristol near Chew Magna, run by Robin and Georgina. Everything they do is with promoting biodiversity, soil health and their general ecosystem in the vineyard.
Grapes are hand harvested, nothing added nothing removed in the winery, teas and natural preparations rather than pesticides or fertilisers are used, and work in the vineyard is dictated by the lunar calendar. Even the labels are stuck on by hand.
It's nice to feel warm and fuzzy doing your bit for the Earth, but the taste of the wine is - let's face it - the most important driver for buying a bottle, and this is hands down bloody delicious.
An amber / orange wine, made into a fizz, this is light and refreshing with a little grip on the palate. Grapefruity acidity and light fleshy fruitiness works well with some notes of fresh herbs. It feels like a really alive wine, juicy and fresh.